Turning on the Display of Roof Intersection Points

Reference Number: KB-01113
Last Modified: June 22, 2017

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


Is there a way to easily see where roof planes would intersect? 


When roof planes of differing slopes meet, they create a ridge, hip, or valley.

The Join Roof Planes edit tool is the easiest way to move roof plane edges so that they meet correctly, but you can also locate roof plane intersection points where the ridge, hip or valley should be. Once you know where the planes will meet, you can drag edges or corners to those points.

To enable the display of roof intersection points

  1. Click on Edit> Preferences.

    • On a MAC, click on Chief Architect> Preferences.

  2. On the left side, click on the Architectural panel.

  3. Put a check on Automatically Place Roof Intersection Points. and click OK.


To create roof plane intersection points

  1. Make sure that Automatically Place Roof Intersection Points is turned on.

  2. Select the roof plane you would like to place intersection points on.

  3. Click the edge of another roof plane to place a temporary CAD Point where it would meet the selected roof plane.

  4. Repeat steps as necessary for the ridge and fascia edges.

  5. These points can be removed by selecting CAD> Points> Delete Temporary Points .